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Sunday, April 08, 2012


I use the same piece of foam for each colour of my distress inks. For ages I've been using a little chest I made but as my collection of inks has grown, I needed more storage. The foam never dries out in my little drawers and each piece lasts for ages. I often use bits of Cut 'n Dry but I did buy some proper Ranger foam pads...and I've gone and lost them!!!!

I cut all the matchboxes on my Robo. The paper is actually a paper bag that something came in recently, but I can't remember from where. I printed my labels on SAFMAT and the little ruler stamp is from the fabulous 7 Gypsies 'Ephemera' set. The drawer handles are a size 3 seed bead with a brad in the middle, glued on.

The paper bag was quite pale, so of course, I inked it all to darken it up. I used Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade. Just got to put all my foam bits in it now.


Elly said...

Oh...this is awesome. I don't have the Robo, but i'm going to use real matchboxes. I'll find another idea for the bunch of leftover matches, for sure. Thank you!!!!
Happy Easter (:o)
Elly xoxo

Jo Channon said...

Well you have done it again. Fantastic design - you are so clever with your construction projects. I bet your craft room is soooo organised!! Hope you have enjoyed a lovely Easter Jo xx

Pink Crafter said...

Amazing! I am so impressed, it is the best diy project for storage I have ever seen. Hope you don't mind but I may have to copy this one! TFS.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Lorraine, I am speechless! (almost! :))

Stunning work, this looks incredible and must have taken ages, but boy is it something to be so proud of! :) Just brilliant hun! :)

Hope you had a great Easter :)



Star said...

What a great idea. Mine are just in a crate with the pads and it's my cats greatest delight to pilfer them and then they vanish never to be seen again.
Eileen x

My name is Wynneth said...

This is awesome Lorraine, could you do a tutorial? I have all my pads in a bag and never quite sure I've got the right colour when I go to use it again !! I don't have a Robo though so would need the dimensions to be able to cut by hand. This is a fabulous project, I love it :oD

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

It's Fabulous Lorraine. I want one too. Thank You for the inspiration on this one Hun oxoxoxo

toni said...

Hi Lorraine, thankyou for the lovely coments you've left on my blog. I love this storage box you've made its just brilliant so much work in it. I read this post last week and meant to leave a comment so better late than never. I went straight and ordered the Safe Mat paper which arrived very quickly. Happy crafting Toni x

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